When we are in a situation most difficult it is easy to feel burdened. But we are told any trying time in life is a time to turn to God and not blame him, as God does not send a burden upon his people or with doing so he will forsake us. We find this lesson in Jeremiah as we are warned of false teachers who always say “He saith” when the Lord did not, for they cause people to err by their lies. (Jeremiah 23:31-33). Jeremiah 23:38-40. Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the Lord? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the Lord.
God loves nothing more than his children to turn to him, and seek his council and way, but if we insist on our own way and not take notice of his reproof then destruction and distress are sure to follow. (Proverbs 1:22-29). How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:
When a person is tempted it is not by God, but of ourselves we have been drawn away from what we are suppose to be doing and enticed. God has been and always will be the same righteous and divine God without sin as one who will help in time of need. (James 1:12-16). Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren.
It is our human nature to blame someone or something, when if we truly were honest with ourselves it could be a way we have chose that is bringing the hand of discipline upon us. God loves us and all he asks from any of us is to return that love!